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Q&A With Duke Windsor

Q&A With Duke Windsor

Represented artist Duke Windsor returns for his second solo exhibition at Sparks: “Reverence“, a show both physically and conceptually resplendent. Windsor gilds his artwork with luminous gold leaf to honor and revere each subject. The artist shares his extensive historical and contemporary inspirations that have driven his creativity over the decades, and discusses some techniques […]

INSTALLATION: Inverse

INSTALLATION: Inverse

Sage Serrano explores her ongoing research of connections that are forced, found, or failed through material experimentations and drawings. She finds and collects objects for inspiration. She tends to work with discarded, non-archival, found paper products, as well as handmade paper. The act of folding, scoring, bending, sun bleaching, and making paper are investigations into […]

Q&A With Khalid Alkaaby

Q&A With Khalid Alkaaby

Represented artist Khalid Alkaaby (pronounced CAL-id al-CAW-bee) touches on the messages hidden within his all-abstract exhibition “The Path of Light” and revisits the progression of his artistic practice from Iraq to the US. He also shares his aspirations for future travel to enhance his body of work. Regarding his initial influences for the show, Alkaaby recounted […]

Q&A With Linda Litteral

Q&A With Linda Litteral

Since we last saw Linda Litteral, the San Diego artist and educator has been busy working in new residencies and developing new projects. Her work with fellow Sparks Gallery artist Anna Stump at 29 Palms explored earthworks and site specific installations. Now back in San Diego, Litteral has delved into deeply personal works for her […]

Video – Charlene Mosley: Pollinators

Video – Charlene Mosley: Pollinators

Charlene Mosley speaks on her inspiration from nature for her series “Pollinators”, finding perspective, and her personal journey of self discovery. “Pollinators is a part of that love to nature that I have, but also it’s about people being pollinators in a symbolic way, in that we all can carry… kind of being carriers of […]

Comic Con 2022 / Chuck Jones x Sparks

Comic Con 2022 / Chuck Jones x Sparks

Sparks Gallery will host Chuck Jones Gallery during Comic Con (July 21-24, 2022), who will showcase both virtual experiences and animation/comic artwork in a special pop-up shop. The shop is located at 530 Sixth Avenue in the Gaslamp, walking distance from the San Diego Convention Center. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Marvin Martian, Road Runner & Wile E. […]

Q&A With Gina Palmerin

Q&A With Gina Palmerin

Los Angeles artist Gina Palmerin spoke with Sparks Gallery on her inspiration, her artistic process for her “Picture Day” Series, and how she brings each of her portraits to life. Sparks: How do you stay productive as an artist? What do you do on days when you don’t feel inspired but need to finish projects? […]

Q&A With Anna Stump

Q&A With Anna Stump

San Diego artist and art educator Anna Stump shares with us the inspiration behind her recent series “Terrariums”; this series chronicles endangered and extinct animals of the world, a multipart art project based on the environmental regions she has worked in over the years. We also probe into her experiences as a teacher, discussing her […]

7 Fun & Unique Birthday Ideas in San Diego, CA

Patrons throw a birthday party at Sparks Gallery San Diego

Whether you’re moving to San Diego, visiting on vacation, or are a long-time resident just looking for a new place to enjoy your next special day, the city is an excellent spot for celebrating birthdays! If you’re a nature lover, museum hopper, a foodie, or someone just looking for the chance to enjoy a new […]

INSTALLATION: Depending on Your Perspective

INSTALLATION: Depending on Your Perspective

“We all have our most comfortable vantage points; our favorite lenses. To truly understand, we must consider views from many angles and often uncomfortable perspectives.” -Richard Becker Becker invites the viewer to explore his installation of “Perspectagons” — a dual installation with a large lighted “Perspectagon” placed in the front window of Sparks Gallery, along […]